The UCLA Neuro-rehabilitation Program includes clinicians, basic scientists and allied health professionals from across the campus who are committed to lessening the disabilities suffered by patients who have neurologic diseases. The program includes the inpatient service at the nearby 130-bed California Rehabilitation Institute (CRI) in Century City, the outpatient service at 300 UCLA Medical Plaza in Westwood and faculty clinical and basic science laboratories.
The inpatient, outpatient, and clinical research programs offer a broad, multi-disciplinary treatment approach for patients who have neurologic impairments and functional disabilities and handicaps caused by conditions such as stroke, brain trauma, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, Guillain-Barré syndrome, and other diseases of nerve or muscle.
The inpatient service at CRI cares for patients with a team of specialists that include a neurologist, rehabilitation nurses, a psychologist, and speech, physical, occupational, and recreational therapists. The team assesses problems that arise in mobility, self-care skills, swallowing, communication, nutrition, pain, and psychosocial and cognitive functioning. It devises a treatment plan which is consistent with realistic goals for the patient and family. Many patients also have the opportunity to participate in clinical research trials that aim to find better techniques to improve their functioning and quality of life. Continuity of care is provided through the outpatient program, which also specializes in developing specific strategies to improve the function of patients who have persistent disabilities.
For additional information, please visit our research page:
Neuro-Rehabilitation Research Program